MARKET PULSE-Jos. A. Bank, Select Comfort, Hhgregg, Twitter, Pacer

Mon Jan 6, 2014 9:58am EST
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Jan 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were down on Monday, ahead of services sector and factory goods data that could provide clues on the momentum of U.S. economic growth at the start of the new year. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.08 percent at 16,456.06, the S&P 500 was down 0.05 percent at 1,830.42 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.32 percent at 4,118.567.

** MEN'S WEARHOUSE INC, $51, +0.81 pct

** JOS. A. BANK CLOTHIERS INC, $56.27, +7.10 pct

Apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse mounted a hostile bid for Jos. A. Bank with a raised offer, days after the smaller rival upped its buyout defenses.

** SELECT COMFORT CORP, $17.4625, -18.21 pct

The specialty mattress maker estimated holiday-quarter sales below analysts' average expectations, blaming a slowdown from Cyber Monday through December.   Continued...